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Music and Science Mashup Show Puts Dinosaurs Centre Stage

Have you ever wondered what a dinosaur might do in a day? Or what they actually looked like? What colour were they? Were they really green like they are in the movies?


‘The Colour of Dinosaurs’ is a sixty-minute children’s theatre show that has the answers and is a great way of dodging the rain during the half term holiday!


Featuring a kaleidoscope of funky music, real-life stories and fascinating science, it’s a dazzling show like no other – with real life palaeontologist Dr Jakob Vinther sharing the stage with a live band.


Between them they break down some of the science - what are cells, melanin and fossils? – with some clever and catchy songs written by Lloyd Coleman.


Performed with real energy and joy by Coleman, Victoria Oruwari, Harry Miller, Roxana Vilk, Dom Coyote and of course Dr Vinther, this is a show that celebrates all of our differences, including disability, cultural identity and of course, how much we all love dinosaurs.


Playing themselves and sharing their own real-life experiences, each member of the cast explores various aspects of difference and identity, interwoven through the show.


Recommended for 6–12-year-olds and their families, we asked eight-year-old Rex to review ‘The Colour of Dinosaurs’.


‘I really loved this show because it was fascinating and taught everyone about being different. All the dinosaurs were different and it’s the same for people. We are all different and all unique.


‘I really liked the songs, especially the Tyrannosaurus Rex song! I learnt new facts about dinosaurs from a real (and very tall) scientist called Jakob.


‘The show was colourful and entertaining because there were lots of songs and the people never ran out of energy. I will tell all my friends to go and see this show because it is so good. 10/10 easily!’

'The Colour of Dinosaurs’ is at the Polka Theatre, Wimbledon, South London, until June 9. 

Select performances will be BSL integrated and there is an Audio Described performance at 2.30pm on Friday 31 May. To book and for full access information visit





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